They do still say that, which is one of the reasons why I ended up having to sell them instead of just returning them which is what I should have done. I thought, "If I keep playing them, all of the crackles and pops will magically disappear!" They did not, of course, and I ended up buying new ones which sounded great. I couldn't find a new OTL for less that $100 so I passed on that but I did get a sealed 1966 mono copy on Ebay for $30. No complaints with that one, or with the SACDs. Thank you sir! The Corner Record Shop has some amazing stuff in it, doesn't it? Well anyway, I hope you enjoy them. "Where Are You" was the least problematic of the bunch. Be careful with the second side of "No One Cares", though. Yikes!